Chicago Bears: Carson Wentz deal impacts Mitchell Trubisky

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As Mitchell Trubisky enters his third season with the Chicago Bears, Carson Wentz’s contract extension will have a big impact on him.

When the Chicago Bears selected Mitchell Trubisky in 2017, they did so with one clear goal in mind: Make Trubisky a franchise quarterback. While the Bears are well on their way to doing just that, the time for the Bears to begin extending Trubisky is getting closer.

Typically in the NFL, teams start to think about extending their first-round picks after said player has finished up their third full season in the NFL. For Trubisky, his third year is quickly approaching and the Bears need to begin the process of extension talks with him.

While there have already been multiple reports of the Bears potentially thinking about extending Trubisky right after the 2019 season, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Quarterback Carson Wentz to an extension which saw him get $107 million dollars in guaranteed money.

In the NFL, once one player at a position signs a contract extension, it usually means the next guy in line at the same position will likely end up signing for more money than the previous guy did. Now look, it’s entirely possible that the Bears get a very team-friendly deal with Trubisky done, however, if Trubisky puts it all together in 2019, then it’s possible that he too is looking to reset the market for quarterbacks.

Another thing to note is that there are also other quarterbacks like Jared Goff and Dak Prescott who are due for big extensions, which means that both could meet or even eclipse Wentz’s extension. If this is the case, the Bears will need to figure out a way to break the bank for Trubisky.

However, if Trubisky doesn’t then the Bears will be in a tough situation. Extend Trubisky or let him walk and hit the reset button at the quarterback position.

Per Spotrac, Trubisky’s current contract with the Bears runs until the 2022 season. As a first-round pick, the team will likely pick up his fifth-year option that will ensure that he is in Bears uniform until at least the conclusion of the 2022 NFL season.

Additionally, there is no way that General Manager Ryan Pace lets Trubisky test free agency when the second overall picks rookie contract expires. If Pace is still the guy leading the Chicago Bears, then all eyes will be on him too figure out a way to extend Trubisky.

The reality of things is the Wentz extension is just the beginning of what is to come down the road for the Bears. While most think that Wentz putting pen to paper has zero effect on the Bears, things are actually quite opposite. Wentz has earned every penny of his new contract and while Trubisky needs to do the same, don’t rule out Trubisky signing a contract extension that could meet or even exceed Wentz’s.

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NFL quarterbacks always get paid no matter what. As the lifeblood of the organization, a big payday is all they ask for. Next year at this time, we could see Trubisky getting ready to sign a big deal or we could have to wait another year. However as of right now, a new price bar has just been set for Trubisky’s next contract.